They decided on a spot, and we started climbing.
But first, let me take a selfie.
I brought my phone with me, but there is zero cell service in the canyon, so I basically just used it to take photos.
We actually climbed all the way up the canyon cliff to the top. We've never made it so high before.
Getting back down was somewhat slower going. But we managed it. And we managed to find the car, too.
Then, we drove over to the picnic area and found that the homeschool hike was late getting back. Just like last year. And as soon as they started getting back, a few parents who had stayed behind asked their kids how the hike was. None of them were pleased. It was too long, too boring and too hot. Just like last year. So, I guess being the rebel and not making my kids participate and doing our own thing was the better plan.
And so we ate our picnic lunch and played with the other homeschoolers and then we went on our merry way. We had a great time.